Special Offer Bulbs

Available September 1 – 30, 2014

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Introducing the Fall Bulb Festival’s new preorder option for Chicago Botanic Garden members. Buy bulbs in large quantities at a discount! Support the Chicago Botanic Garden and fill your garden with beautiful spring-blooming bulbs. The Woman’s Board of Chicago Horticultural Society would like to extend a 5 percent discount with this offer. Orders must be received by September 30, to be picked up October 10 – 12, 2014.
 
Bulbs purchased from a leading Dutch supplier are delivered just days before the sale—timed to coincide with ideal planting conditions. Fresher and larger, these competitively-priced bulbs produce more stems and flowers.
 
The bulb sale and quantity bulb order pick-up are located in the Regenstein Center. All orders must be paid by credit card. Orders may be picked up in the Regenstein Center during the Fall Bulb Festival hours: Friday, October 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m; Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional bulbs may be purchased during these times at the Fall Bulb Festival.

Bulbs are subject to availability and substitutions are not allowed. Orders cannot be shipped.

Daffodils

PHOTO: Narcissus Blend – All Spring Mix'

Narcissus Blend – All Spring Mix

Blooms: Early to late
Height: 10 – 20"
This is a terrific mix of 15 daffodils, providing 12 weeks of glorious blooms from early to late spring.

100 bulbs/ $58; with discount $55.10

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Goblet'

Narcissus 'Goblet'
Division I: Trumpet Daffodils

Blooms:  Midseason
Height:  16 – 18"
This award-winning bicolor has a partially overlapping, glistening, white perianth and a trumpet-shaped, brilliant golden-yellow cup with a ruffled edge. The cup pales to lemon yellow as it matures.

50 bulbs/ $59; with discount $56.05

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Mount Hood'

Narcissus 'Mount Hood'
Division I: Trumpet Daffodils

Blooms:  Midseason
Height:  18 – 20"
The cup of this elegant ivory flower matures to pure white. Introduced in 1937, this award-winning selection is an excellent addition to any garden.

50 bulbs/ $64; with discount $60.80

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Rijnveld Early Sensation'

Narcissus 'Rijnveld Early Sensation'
Division I: Trumpet Daffodils

Blooms:  Very early   
Height:  12 – 14"
This lovely yellow flower is just a shade darker at the tip of the cup. This is the earliest trumpet to bloom, often in February, and is easily forced.

50 bulbs/ $69; with discount $65.55

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Carlton'

Narcissus 'Carlton'
Division II: Large-cupped Daffodils

Blooms:  Midseason
Height:  14 – 16"
This two-toned yellow daffodil is a vigorous and reliable selection that perennializes well and has a lovely vanilla fragrance. One of the most popular daffodils of all time!

50 bulbs/ $54; with discount $51.30

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Barrett Browning'

Narcissus 'Barrett Browning'
Division III: Small-cupped Daffodils

Blooms: Early
Height:  14 – 16"
Like a passage of poetic verse, the reddish-orange cup of this flower is in perfect harmony with the brilliant white petals that surround it. An heirloom from 1945, it forces well and is an excellent perennializer.

50 bulbs/ $69; with discount $65.55

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Jamestown'

Narcissus 'Jamestown'
Division III: Small-cupped Daffodils

Blooms:  Mid- to late-season
Height:  14 – 17"
Surrounded by bright white petals, the bowl-shaped, golden-yellow cup of this beautiful daffodil has an orange rim that is ruffled, and a glowing-green center.

50 bulbs/ $64; with discount $60.80

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Yellow Cheerfulness'

Narcissus 'Yellow Cheerfulness'
Division IV: Double Daffodils

Blooms:  Late
Height:  14 – 16"
Each stem of this 1937 heirloom holds two to three soft, primrose-yellow, double flowers that have a touch of orange at the center.

50 bulbs/ $59; with discount $56.05

PHOTO: Narcissus 'February Gold'

Narcissus 'February Gold'
Division VI: Cyclamineus Daffodils

Blooms:  Early
Height:  12 – 14"
This very early flowering selection has sulfur-yellow petals and a yellow-orange cup. This heirloom from 1923 is excellent for forcing and naturalizing.

50 bulbs/ $68; with discount $64.60

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Quail'

Narcissus 'Quail'
Division VII: Jonquilla Daffodils

Blooms:  Midseason
Height:  12 – 14"
This is one of the most prolific of all daffodils. It has two to four deep golden-yellow flowers per stem.

50 bulbs/ $58; with discount $55.10

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Actaea'

Narcissus 'Actaea'
Division IX: Poeticus Daffodils

Blooms: Midseason to late
Height:  14 – 16"
Beautiful white rounded petals surround a yellow cup that has a dark red rim. This wonderful heirloom from 1927 was named for one of King Solomon's concubines.

50 bulbs/ $64; with discount $60.80

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Parisienne'

Narcissus 'Parisienne'
Division XI: Split-corona Daffodils

Blooms: Midseason
Height:  14"
Pure white petals encircle a split, ruffled, orange cup that may have a touch of white or yellow at the margin.

50 bulbs/ $54; with discount $51.30

 

Tulips

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Quebec'

Tulipa 'Quebec'
Greigii

Blooms: Midseason
Height:  14"
A multiflowering delight, this selection has rosy-red flowers edged in cream. The excellent blend of colors combines well with other bulbs.

100 bulbs/ $68; with discount $64.60

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Design Impression'

Tulipa 'Design Impression'
Darwin hybrid

Blooms:  Midseason
Height:  20"
A radiant flower with rose-toned petals that are flushed with muted gold, this selection is also prized for its deep green foliage with narrow, lime-green margins.

100 bulbs/ $58; with discount $55.10

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Gudoshnik'

Tulipa 'Gudoshnik'
Darwin hybrid

Blooms: Midseason
Height:  24"
The colors of this selection are variable ranging from solid red to creamy-yellow with red and yellow flames and stripes. You might think you planted a mix!

100 bulbs/ $68; with discount $64.60

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Ivory Floridale'

Tulipa 'Ivory Floridale'
Darwin hybrid

Blooms:  Midseason
Height:  12 – 24"
This marvelous, large, ivory-yellow bloom occasionally exhibits reddish-pink streaking.

100 bulbs/ $58; with discount $55.10

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Jaap Groot'

Tulipa 'Jaap Groot'
Darwin hybrid

Blooms:  18 – 24"
Height:  Mid- to late season
You'll want to fill your garden with this charming, radiant flower composed of creamy white to ivory petals painted with golden yellow flames. The foliage has a creamy margin, adding to the ornamental appeal of this winning selection.

100 bulbs/ $68; with discount $64.60

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Shirley'

Tulipa 'Shirley'
Darwin hybrid

Blooms: Midseason
Height:  20"
These charming flowers are composed of ivory-white petals edged and splashed, in varying degrees, with shades of purple and lavender. For best effect, plant in drifts.

100 bulbs/ $68; with discount $64.60

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Queen of Night'

Tulipa 'Queen of Night'
Single late

Blooms:  Late
Height:  24"
Deep velvety-maroon hues characterize these elegant flowers that add shadows to a sunny garden.

100 bulbs/ $59; with discount $55.10

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Angelique'

Tulipa 'Angelique'
Double late

Blooms: Late
Height:  16"
This exquisite blush-pink flower is flushed with shades of pink, white, and sometimes creamy yellow. The petals are fluffed and gracefully incurved in this fragrant and beloved selection.

100 bulbs/ $78; with discount $74.10

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Sun Lover'

Tulipa 'Sun Lover'
Double late

Blooms: Late
Height:  18"
These outstanding, large, double flowers burst into shades of golden yellow, with orange-red accents. This is a dazzling and vigorous selection that won't disappoint.

100 bulbs/ $64; with discount $60.40

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Spring Green'

Tulipa 'Spring Green'
Viridiflora

Blooms:  Late
Height:  18"
An elegant, waxy, white flower with soft-green feathering down the center of each petal.

100 bulbs/ $84; with discount $79.80

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Red Shine'

Tulipa 'Red Shine'
Lily-flowered

Blooms:  Midseason
Height:  24"
The deep, velvety-red petals of this flame-like tulip will set your garden on fire!

100 bulbs/ $68; with discount $64.60

 

Specialty Bulbs

PHOTO: Camassia quamash

Camassia quamash
Wild hyacinth

Blooms:  May-June
Height:  1 – 2'
Long racemes of rich, deep-blue-violet flowers sparked by contrasting bright-golden stamens top the grass-like foliage make this a lovely cut flower.

100 bulbs/ $32; with discount $30.40

PHOTO: Crocus t. 'Barr's Purple'

Crocus t. 'Barr's Purple'
Tommy crocus

Blooms:  March – April
Height:  3 – 6"
Large, rich flowers with amethyst-violet on the inside petals and gray on the outside. It is resistant to squirrels and chipmunks.

100 bulbs/ $24; with discount $22.80

PHOTO: Galanthus nivalis

Galanthus nivalis
Snowdrop

Blooms:  February  – March
Height:  4 – 6"
This is a delightful, fragrant, nodding white flower with a green tip.

100 bulbs/ $64; with discount $60.80

PHOTO: Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Hyacinthoides non-scripta
English bluebells

Blooms:  Late
Height:  8 – 12"
The smaller and more pedant blue-violet flowers of this variety open with a heavenly fragrance on spikes about a week earlier than their Spanish relatives. This graceful English wildflower carpets the woodland floor with soft blue as it colonizes under deciduous trees across the landscape. This is a 1597 heirloom, and it is a great companion to camassia, late daffodils, and species tulips.

50 bulbs/ $68; with discount $64.60

PHOTO: Hyacinthus orientalis 'City of Haarlem'

Hyacinthus orientalis 'City of Haarlem'
Hyacinth

Blooms: Mid- to late season
Height:  10 – 12"
Since 1898, this flower has been the best yellow hyacinth available on the market. The clear yellow matures to a creamy white. Mix this with several shades of blue grape hyacinths for a French country look.

50 bulbs/ $59; with discount $51.30

PHOTO: Hyacinthus orientalis 'Delft Blue'

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Delft Blue'
Hyacinth

Blooms:  Mid- to late season
Height:  10"
The soft, lilac-blue florets of this reliable early forcer are beautifully fragrant.

50 bulbs/ $54; with discount $51.30

PHOTO: Iris reticulata 'Harmony'

Iris reticulata 'Harmony'
Dwarf iris

Blooms:  Early
Height:  4"
The flower has rich blue standards and a royal-blue fall with white edges; accented with subtle yellow spotting. It's one of the best dwarf irises.

100 bulbs/ $30; with discount $28.50

PHOTO: Scilla siberica

Scilla siberica
Squill

Blooms: Early to midseason
Height:  4 – 8"
This selection, with its beautiful blue flowers, is the most familiar in our area. It readily naturalizes, creating a wonderful blue carpet.

100 bulbs/ $30; with discount $28.50